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UTLA and LAUSD reach a Tentative Agreement on Distance Learning for Fall 2020

UTLA and LAUSD reached a tentative agreement late Sunday night that meets UTLA’s top priorities of protecting the health and safety of staff and students; closing the digital divide through a “smart start” to the school year and technology support; strengthening crisis distance learning to maintain daily school routines; expanding socio-emotional support during this period of trauma; and ensuring educator discretion and flexibility in recognition of the unprecedented circumstances in which we are living. 

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Thursday, July 30: Update from bargaining

We will be back at the table tomorrow determined to get an agreement as soon as possible. We believe we are headed in the right direction to build a more robust remote learning program that works better for students, parents, and educators. When an agreement is reached, it will be put to a vote of the UTLA membership.

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Progress in bargaining: LAUSD drops requirement to teach virtually from the classroom

“By focusing on social-emotional learning, walk-through sessions on technology, and parent outreach, the Smart Start to the school year recognizes this unprecedented moment and lays the groundwork for stronger crisis remote learning,” UTLA Bargaining Co-Chair Arlene Inouye said. “We are gratified that the district abandoned its risky proposal to require all educators to teach from school sites. This will help protect the health and safety of our members, especially those with health conditions or at-risk family members at home.”

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Tuesday, July 28: UTLA update from today's bargaining

At this time, UTLA bargaining unit members are not required to physically return to school sites, and that includes ALL of our members — classroom-based and nonclassroom-based staff. If you are asked to do so by your administrator, ask for the directive in writing and forward it to your UTLA Area representative.

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UTLA response to false media reports on union’s bargaining platform

Since last week, there have been false media reports, fueled by right-wing propagandists, claiming that Los Angeles educators are refusing to return to work until we abolish the police and charter schools. This is incorrect and damaging, and we want to correct the record.